Rebels, ’Jacks off to strong startThe Moose Lake Area girls hockey team suffered its first loss of the season Tuesday night after two straight wins to open the season. Also on Tuesday night, the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls defeated Grand Rapids-Greenway 5-1 on the road.
By: Jeff Papas, Pine Journal
The Moose Lake Area girls hockey team suffered its first loss of the season Tuesday night after two straight wins to open the season.
Coach Joe Mohelsky’s team – which features four seniors and seven players in ninth grade or younger – beat Pequot Lakes 2-1 in its opener Nov. 13, with sophomore Karina Cisar scoring the winning goal in the third period. Cheyanne Wilson also scored for the Rebels and senior Kaitlyn Greene stopped 30 of 31 shots in goal for the win.
Four nights later, the Rebels outshot Minnehaha 42-18 in a 6-0 whitewash. Eighth-grade forward Jessica Bird had four points in the game including a hat trick while senior Erin Mollberg added a goal and two assists in a game that was scoreless after the first period. Georgia Ryan and Sage Gerard scored the other goals with Greene getting the shutout in goal.
Tuesday night, though, the Rebels fell 4-2 at Eveleth-Gilbert in their first road game of the year.
Andrea Youngberg skated the Rebels to a 1-0 lead in the first period and Gerard tied the game at 2-2 early in the third but goals by Kassie Strand and Alicia Williams won the game for the Golden Bears.
The Rebels outshot their hosts 42-20 for the game, with Greene making 16 saves. Moose Lake Area plays Pequot Lakes again on Thursday and Proctor-Hermantown on Friday.
CEC girls win
Also on Tuesday night, the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls defeated Grand Rapids-Greenway 5-1 on the road.
After Hannah Schmoll scored the first goal of the game for the home team in the second period, Emily Gustafson tied the game at 1-1 with a shorthanded goal 58 seconds into the session. Makalya Langenbrunner scored the eventual winning goal at 9:18 of the second period.
Carley Esse, Courtney Ketola and Kaitlyn Miller added third-period goals for the ’Jacks and Alyssa Acheson made 28 saves on 29 shots to earn the win in goal.